Skip to comments.The C of E: Gayer, Grayer … & Going Away?
Posted on 03/31/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT by marshmallow
Damian Thompson of the Telegraph writes that legalized gay marriage, which just arrived in England and Wales, could finally be the thing that breaks the weakened Church of England. He cites a suffragan Anglican bishop saying that even though the Church officially does not accept same-sex marriage, that priests can and will creatively defy Church order. Excerpt:
How will Archbishop Justin Welby respond? I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that its the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being, he told the Guardian in best Rev J C Flannel mode. Uh-huh. Oh, and there will be structured conversations to help resolve the problem.
Heres my prediction. As of today, pro-gay clergy will begin to unpick Camerons triple lock banning parishes from holding gay weddings; during the next Parliament it will cease to exist. Priests who want to marry same-sex couples, or indeed marry their own gay lovers, will just do it. Anglo-Catholic and Evangelical parishes that reject the whole notion wont be forced to host such ceremonies, but both these wings of the C of E are moving in a liberal direction, and in the long run demographic change will finish the job.
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Heretic churches lie in ruin
I’m sure that the mudslime mosques will follow the C of E’s enlightened approach...
You know its bad when you agree with mudslimes!
That is, of course, a Catholic abbey ruined and despoiled by Henry VIII ... a very different thing from the church Henry founded ruining and despoiling itself.
It seems that all of those who ‘knew better’ were quick to grab up the properties.
I always thought if I wanted to change things from ‘those pagans’ (tongue in cheek sarcasm), I would want to build my own churches... not strip Catholic ones and use them (oh and the universities, monasteries, convents, etc.).
I never got that.